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Jan
2012
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Where are we?

The flying season for 2012 won’t be getting started for another month or so, and when it does, our Flying Unit will be taking off from their new home at East Midlands airport. In the meantime, we have plenty of aerial imagery databanked to give you a birds eye view of places across Great Britain.

Rugby fans amongst you will be only too aware that the RBS Six Nations championship kicks off in a fortnight. While many of you will have been lucky enough to visit our home nation’s stadiums – would you recognise one from the air? Our Flying Unit are often over sporting venues as part of their daily job, capturing the changes in our environment ready to be added to our geographic data and made available for our customers.

The stadium below will be in use during the tournament. As my home stadium, I recognised it instantly (although I’m afraid to say I’ve only been there for music events and never for sports)! We captured the image in April last year – can you name the stadium?

If you found that too easy – try our five questions on the Six Nations:

1. If you win every game in the tournament, you win the Grand Slam. Which country holds the record for the number of Grand Slams won?

2. What is the name of the trophy awarded if one home nation wins every game against the other three home nations?

3. Which two teams contest the Calcutta Cup?

4. What is the name of the trophy that France and Italy play for each year?

5. When did the first Six Nations take place, replacing the Five Nations championship?

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Where are we?

3 Responses

  1. Jason

    Recognised it without even scrolling far enough to see the stadia. Cardiff Castle is a dead giveaway, as is the Millenium Stadium and Arms Park next to it of course 🙂

    1) England
    2) The Triple Crown
    3) England & Scotland
    4) Garibaldi Trophy
    5) 2000

  2. Paul D

    I remember when I was a university student living around the corner from Cardiff Arms Park, there was a brewery next to the stadium. The location of my student digs is on that photo on Tudor Street (road at bottom left, connecting to the road bridge across the Taff), although I doubt if the building is still there.

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